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Have got new tyres on and have been balanced, prado has done about 220k, you can feel the vibration more when you get up over 90km and it seams at time's if you take your foot off it goes away,so seams worse under load, hard to point out if it is coming from front or back, stearing wheel is not bad, but seams to come through the whole vehicle,have looked at tail shaft uni- joints and cant find any wear,not sure if front CV joints could cause this,can you help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the idler arm and pittman arm, then the tie rod ends for ANY play. The pittman arm is the one on the steering gearbox that connects to the tie rod, and the idler arm is the one that connects from the tie rod to the frame. Replacing the parts is a pretty inexpensive and straightforward job, but you will need to have the wheels re-aligned afterwards.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
Clunking can be from c/v joints, hub bearing, lower ball joints or strut tower bearings, also from engine mounts (I know you checked but with a stickshift car it's difficult to load it properly without frying the clutch) Vibration likewise is difficult to find when it happens under load for same reason.A code check may or may not give you much to work with and O2 readouts often come from something other than an O2 sensor failure, rather from a failure upstream that sends the exhaust mixture beyond the sensors range.
It's impossible to make a diagnosis on these problems on-line because being there is important in doing this kind of diagnosis. I suggest you seek the opinion of a well trained experienced tech.who can actually be there to observe and test.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
SOURCE: CV JOINTS wearing out..
CV joints wont cause bad tyre wear, wheel alignment angles will and so will worn bushes or ball joints get front suspension checked bad shockers or struts will cause tyre wear.
CV joints cause clicking noise on hard take off worse when doing U turn, or sharp turn from take off.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Yes it can but the dealer would have found it on the test drive if they test drove the vehicle. The only other causes for the vibration I can think of should have been found on inspection as well. Check your bushings and mounts for the sway bar and your tie rod ends as well.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
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